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Maryland Carey Law and Five Law Firms Announce Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic Partnership
Offit Kurman Partners with Maryland Carey Law
April 9, 2018, UMBIOPARK
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic (IPEC) is proud to announce a partnership with five prominent law firms that will foster experiential learning opportunities for future IP and corporate lawyers as well as help drive economic growth in the Baltimore/Washington area. Baker Donelson; Gordon Feinblatt; Offit Kurman; Perkins Coie; and Womble Bond Dickinson have aligned with Maryland Carey Law to mentor law students as they develop IP and corporate law experience, and will provide guidance and advice to law students and their IPEC clients. [See a list of comments from participating firms below.]
With the generous support of the IPEC partner firms in addition to funding supplied by UM Ventures, Maryland Carey Law students will provide intellectual property and business law assistance to emerging companies and small businesses in both the College Park and Baltimore areas. In Baltimore, IPEC offers services out of the Graduate Research Innovation District (the Grid) in the newly renovated Lion Brothers Building.
Maryland Carey law students will have the benefit of the expertise and support of partner attorneys working in various areas of business and IP law, but they are not the only ones who benefit. The five participating firms will have the opportunity to form relationships with startups and young lawyers. “Meeting law students while they’re still in school and getting exposure to these young businesses while they’re setting up their companies and making intellectual property and business decisions is incredibly valuable,” said Professor Patricia Campbell, faculty director of IPEC. The partner firms will also serve on an Advisory Board for the law school’s IP Program and will provide occasional presentations and educational programming for startup companies and entrepreneurs.
“Offit Kurman takes great pride in establishing its partnership with Maryland Carey Law as it embarks on its maiden initiative of the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. We wish the School great success in this worthy and forward-thinking program, and we are grateful to be able to contribute in some small way to its expected success.”– Howard K. Kurman ’75, Principal
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